Corbel for the Eusebius Tower: a bird-like beast?

Bird beast: a copy of a tufa stone corbel by John Grosman in new Muschelkalk limestone for the Eusebius Tower in Arnhem
One of the last of the 10 corbels for the South- and North side of the tower of the Eusebius Church at 23 meters high was this winged bird-like beast. It sits somewhat cramped in its corner and there spreads its claws and wings. This piece was originally …Read the whole article…

Corbel: a cat with wings

copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings to tufa original new muschelkalksteen
copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings to tufa original new muschelkalksteenThis next corbel for the Eusebius Tower is destined for the north side at 22 meters height, and is part of a group chimeras or a kind of winged cats.
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Corbel for the Eusebius Tower: 1 lady with two doves

Copy of Corbel in new Muschelkalksteen of 1 lady with two doves

Lady with two doves

As you can read in the most recent posts on this blog, these past few weeks I've been busy carving corbels for the Eusebius Tower. This tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem has been covered in scaffolds for several years already, to …Read the whole article…

Corbel: A man with bird

corbel Eusebius Man with bird1 The second corbel I carved for scaffolding layer no. 10 of the Eusebius Tower was a man with a bird. Like the original, this copy in Muschelkalk limestone is carved pretty rough, with the tooth chisel marks still clearly visible. This gives the surface of the stone a lively effect; chisel traces strengthen …Read the whole article…

Corbel for the Eusebius Tower: woman with tulips

Corbel of a Woman with tulips for the Eusebius Tower at 22 meters heightIt's a nice and busy time at the moment. We were not yet finished with a series of ornaments for the Utrecht Cathedral or a truckload of stone 18 limestone blocks for new flying buttress figurines and 10 large blocks for corbels. The flying buttress figurines are for the Eusebius Church in Arnhem, and the corbels will be placed at a height of 22 meters in the tower …Read the whole article…

A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church: Corbels and 14 flying buttress figurines.

A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church

scaffolding visit Eusebius Church with flying buttress figurines

flying buttress no. 6

Last Thursday I visited the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. I had heard that two of the four flying buttresses were installed. For this church I had carved into new limestone 31 copies of the old flying buttress figurines and my colleague Stide also four. Stide has also replaced many larger and smaller corbels and is currently mainly engaged in carving stone masks. …Read the whole article…

The corbels have been installed

Corbel of Matthew in Muschelkalksteen, installed in the tufa tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

credit photo: Rothuizen Architects

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The last corbel I carved for St. Eusebius' church was a representation of the evangelist Matthew: a winged man/angel. Meanwhile, the corbel stones are installed in the façade of the tower. You can see how the whitish gray Muschel limestone contrasts with the more yellowish surrounding tuff …Read the whole article…

An eagle with a goblet of poison?

tufa stone collar of the Eusebius Tower in Arnhem, the Evangelist John as Eagle. Circa 1953

the old corbel in tuff stone: its beak and the viper's head have broken off

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Of the four corbels I'm carving for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) and copying in new stone, I got to carve the eagle last week. As I explained earlier the Eagle symbolizes St. John the evangelist. …Read the whole article…

The lion: St. Mark

Copying a corbel with lion (evangelist Marcus) the tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

pointing/copying, from tuff to Muschelkalk

old corbel Lion; Ettringer tufa

The old corbel with the lion in Ettringer Tuff stone

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In order to finish all of the work in time, I am currently carving six days a week, and because I can work in my own studio I am not bound to fixed times. That way I can make some nice progress, and that's how the copy of the corbel with Marcus was finished this week. Where Lucas got a bull as his symbol, Mark got the winged lion. …Read the whole article…